Vidal and Sohn TEMPO-Werke GmbH car and bus Hamburg Germany 1924-1977

Tempo-Logo-MetallTempo (car)

Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werke GmbH
Former type Public?
Industry Automobiles
Fate production ceased
Founded 1924
Defunct 1977
Headquarters Hamburg
Products LCV (1949-1966), off-road cars (1935-1958), military vehicles (1940s), cars (1934-1957)
Parent Hanomag (1965-1970),Daimler-Benz (1971-1977)
Website No official homepage

Tempo, (also known as Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werke GmbH), was a German automobile manufacturer based in Hamburg. The company was founded by Oscar Vidal in 1924.

The company was well known in Germany, producing popular vans like the Matador and the Hanseat. Tempo also produced small military vehicles during the 1930s and 1940s.

History

Tempo Hanseat 3-wheelerTempo Hanseat

1954 Goliath Dreirad 1954 TCEThe Goliath Dreirad (Threewheeler) was similar to the Tempo Hanseat

Tempo was founded as Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werke in 1924. During the 1940s, Tempo produced small military vehicles.

1930 JLO TEMPO 19301930 JLO TEMPO

1936 Tempo G 1200 Offroad1936 Tempo G 1200

1939 Tempo G1200 19391939 Tempo G1200

Post-war the requirement of the Bundesgrenzschutz, in West Germany, to acquire a suitable vehicle for Border patrol led to production of the 80″ and 86″ Tempo from 1953 to 1957. The Tempo 80″ and 86″ was built using a rolling chassis from Land Rover, but attempts to continue production with the 88″ and 109″ models were not successful.

In 1958, Firodia Ltd, an Indian manufacturer of cars (Now known as Force Motors), started the production of Hanseat three-wheeled cars with the collaboration of Tempo-Werke. Later on, Tempo introduced the Matador, which (along with the Hanseat) was extremely popular in India where it was used as goods carrying vehicles. The four-wheeled Matador remained under production by Tempo from 1949 till 1967.

In 1966, Tempo partnered with Hanomag AG, the produced vehicles were sold under the name of Hanomag. From 1967 to 1970 the vehicles were sold under the new name “Hanomag-Henschel”. In 1971, Hanomag-Henschel, and within Tempo, was purchased by Daimler-Benz AG. Tempo remained on the production of vans until 1977. From 1966 to 1977, all vehicles produced by Tempo were sold under a different name, either Hanomag, Rheinstahl-Hanomag, Hanomag-Henschel, or Mercedes-Benz.

Various Tempo vehicles were once extremely common as goods carrying vehicle on the streets of Indian cities where the Indian company marketed them.

Licensed production by other companies

TEMPO Matador

1950 Tempo Matador

1949 Tempo Matador 1400 LF 8 der Werksfeuerwehr TWS von Scharni
1949 Tempo Matador 1400 LF 8 der Werksfeuerwehr TWS von Scharni
Hanomag Henschel f25 v sst Hanomag-Henschel F 20
Tempo Hanseat front 20040924
 Tempo Hanseat boxvan
1959 Tempo Matador F307

Tempo (Bajaj Firodia) Matador F307

  • In Spain Tempo Onieva, later taken over by Barreiros, made Tempo Viking vans and light trucks featuring Barreiros diesel engines.
  • In Uruguay Tempo Viking and Matador were made by Germania Motors.
  • In the UK, Jensen Motors made the Tempo Matador too, known as Matador 1500 or Jensen Front Wheel Drive, starting in 1958.
  • The Tempo Hanseat remained under production by Force Motors Ltd under the name Bajaj Tempo Hanseat from 1962 to 2000 (“Firodia” in latter years).

Goliath motors ltd in Bremen (Part of the Borgward-group) also produced a threewheeler until 1961, but this was not a version of the Hanseat. The Jolus Minx 1963-65 F1 car used suspension and cut down drive shafts from the Matador.

1949-52 Tempo Matador

1949-52 Tempo Matador

1949-56 Tempo Matador surveillancewagen. KLM-Terreinpolitie van 1949-1956 Schiphol

1949-56 Tempo Matador surveillancewagen. KLM-Terreinpolitie van 1949-1956 Schiphol

1950 Tempo Matador 4

1950 Tempo Matador 4

1950 Tempo Matador 1950

1950 Tempo Matador

1952 Tempo Matador Limousine

1952 Tempo Matador Limousine © Dan Palatnik

1952 Tempo Matador Luxus - Werkstattwagen BGS 1952

1952 Tempo Matador Luxus – Werkstattwagen BGS

1952 Tempo Matador Snackwagon

1952 Tempo Matador Snackwagon © Stilltime.net

1954 Tempo Bus2

1954 Tempo Bus

1954 Tempo Matador Kleinbus

1954 Tempo Matador Kleinbus ad.

1954 TEMPO Vidal WIKING 2cyl Heinkel 452cc 17ps

1954 TEMPO Vidal WUKING 2cyl Heinkel 452cc 17ps

1955 Tempo Matador chassis with trans and engine in front

1955 Tempo Matador chassis with trans and engine in front

1955 Tempo Matador Minibus Ski Express

1955 Tempo Matador Minibus Ski Express

1955 Tempo Matador politie

1955 Tempo Matador politie © André Streich, Hagen

1955-63 Tempo Wiking mit Heinkel-Motor

1955-63 Tempo Wiking mit Heinkel-Motor

1956 Tempo Matador Camper BGL

1956 Tempo Matador Camper BG

1956 Tempo Matador Camper

1956 Tempo Matador Camper

1956 Tempo Mikafa Wohnmobil

1956 Tempo Mikafa Wohnmobil

1957 Tempo Wiking Kombi

1957 Tempo Wiking Kombi

1958 Tempo Matador Station Wagon Brochure 1958

1958 Tempo Matador Station Wagon Brochure

1958 Tempo-matador brochure 1

1958 Tempo-matador brochure

1959 Bajaj Tempo Matador F305,F307

Bajaj Tempo Matador F305, F307

1959 Tempo Matador Ad

1959 Tempo Matador Ad

1959 Tempo Matador Kleinbus Hanomag Bus

1959 Tempo Matador Kleinbus Hanomag Bus

1959 Tempo Matador Reisemobil

1959 Tempo Matador Reisemobil

1959 TempoMatador XXL 1960 Tempo Matador 1 1960 Tempo Matador Düsseldorf 1960 Tempo Matador FrontWD 1960 tempo Matador vliegveldbussen 1960 Tempo Wiking met dubbele cabine. 2 cylinder 20 Pk uitvoering met een Heinkel motor. 1963 TEMPO MATADOR 1967 tempo matador rtw medimobil (foto hans rosarius - archiv miesen) 1974 Bajaj-Tempo Matador 1975 Bajaj Tempo matador a Logo_Tempo Matador-Bajaj-02 MHV Tempo Wuking 01 Tempo Matador Cockpit Tempo Rapid TempoHanseat

1935 Tempo Front 1949 Tempo Matador 1949 1949-52 Tempo Matador 1950 1951 tempo_matador_brochure_cover51 1951 Tempobrochure2 1951 Volkswagen Tempo Matador Advertisement a0231314_16451187 Barreiros tempo OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Tempo - Matador 1400 - Zugkopf mit Tempo Bolletje Tempo Matador bij de KLU-LSK Tempo with1,2 Ford engine Tempo-Logo-Metall OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA TempoMatadorTrumpf

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